Giving Levels

A program of benefits designed to enhance your opera experience.

As per long-standing Lyric Opera policy, ticket order priority increases with level of giving.

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$50 - $99

Member

$50 - $99

Member

$100 - $249

Patron

$250 - $499

Associate

$500 - $999

Sustainer

$1,000 - $1,999

Friend

$2,000 - $3,499

Impresario

$3,500 - $4,999

Bravo Circle

$5,000 - $7,499

Benefactor

$7,500 - $9,999

Premier Benefactor

$10,000 - $24,999

Silver Grand Benefactor

$25,000 - $49,999

Golden Grand Benefactor

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Take advantage of the benefits below!

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Invitation to the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Gifts and More


  • Receive Donor Serenade, Lyric's quarterly donor e-newsletter, including advance notice of special events, concerts, and programs presented by Lyric Unlimited and the Ryan Opera Center
  • Lyric membership card
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera merchandise

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Invitation to the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Gifts and More


  • Receive Donor Serenade, Lyric's quarterly donor e-newsletter, including advance notice of special events, concerts, and programs presented by Lyric Unlimited and the Ryan Opera Center
  • Lyric membership card
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera merchandise

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Invitation to attend a private Working Rehearsal between performers and the magnificent Lyric orchestra--an exclusive benefit of Patron membership
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Pre-sale access for purchasing single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public.

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric Opera public Backstage Tour
  • Invitation for two to Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Priority Seating at the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert
  • Pre-sale access for purchasing single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Invitations


  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Two passes to donor dress rehearsals per season
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric Opera public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from selected Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Preferred seating at the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert
  • Pre-sale access for purchasing since tickets to the upcoming season before the general public

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Invitations


  • One complimentary wine voucher for two to be enjoyed at a Friends First reception
  • Friends First Receptions: Mingle with fellow donors during the first intermission of select performances. Enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation with Encore Circle donors (and above) in the Malott Room on the American Airlines Mezzanine level.
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Four passes to donor dress rehearsals per season
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert
  • Invitation for two to the Season Preview Concert
     

Exclusive Benefits


  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric Opera public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Priority seating at the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert
  • Pre-sale access for purchasing single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Parking


  • One complimentary valet parking voucher

Invitations


  • Invitation for two to attend ONE Lyric Signature Event: choose from an exciting menu of events to experience the inner workings of Lyric. Exclusive events include Ryan Opera Center master classes, workshop performances, star-studded luncheons and receptions, and more
  • Invitation to join the in-studio recordings of the Ryan Opera Center WFMT radio recitals
  • Friends First Receptions: during the first intermission of selected performances enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Four open dress rehearsal passes per season
  • Invitation to the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • Discounted admission for two to a Lyric Opera Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Priority seating at the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert 
  • Pre-sale access for purchasing single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Tickets


  • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services: Enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated staff concierge to help you with your ticketing needs. You will receive access to the best tickets available as well as no exchange fees.

Parking


  • Two complimentary valet parking vouchers

Invitations


  • Invitation for two to attend two Lyric Signature Events and mingle with the stars
  • Invitation to attend in-studio recordings of the Ryan Opera Center WFMT radio recitals
  • Friends First Receptions: during the first intermission of selected performances enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Four open dress rehearsal passes per season
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric Opera public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Priority seating at the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert
  • Pre-sale access for purchasing single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Tickets


  • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services
    • No exchange fees
    • Access to the best tickets Lyric has available
    • Personal representative to handle your needs

Parking


  • THREE complimentary valet parking vouchers

Invitations


  • Invitation for two to attend THREE Lyric Signature Events
  • Invitation to attend in-studio recordings of the Ryan Opera Center WFMT radio recitals
  • Friends First Receptions: during the first intermission of selected performances enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Four open dress rehearsal passes per season
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Rising Stars in Concert and Final Auditions

Exclusive Benefits


  • Enjoy complimentary glasses of wine at Friends First receptions
  • Major Contributor recognition in Lyric's Annual Report
  • One-time pass to enjoy drinks and dessert at intermission with a member of Lyric's Development team in the private William B. and Catherine Graham Room -- an exclusive benefit of Benefactor membership
  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric Opera public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera membership card

Priority Seating


  • Reserved seating for two at Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
  • Preferred seating at the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Dining


  • Enjoy Lyric's private dining room, the William B. and Catherine Graham Room. The legendary Graham Room provides an elegant and exclusive environment for pre-opera cocktails and dining with unparalleled services, exponentially enhancing your opera season from start to finish. Reservations are required.

Tickets


  • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services
    • No exchange fees
    • Access to the best tickets Lyric has available
    • Last minute exchanges
    • Priority for sold-out performances
    • Personalized assistance with subscription renewals and special requests

Parking


  • TEN complimentary Graham Room Member Premier Expedited Valet Parking vouchers

Invitations


  • Invitation for two to attend THREE Lyric Signature Events
  • Invitation to attend recordings of the Ryan Opera Center WFMT radio recitals
  • Friends First Receptions. During the first intermission of selected performances enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Four open dress rehearsal passes per season
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Rising Stars in Concert and Final Auditions

Exclusive Benefits


  • Complimentary admission for to a Lyric Opera public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Reserved seating for two at Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
  • Priority Seating at the Opening Night Gala performance, Final Auditions, and Rising Stars in Concert

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Dining


  • Use of Lyric Opera's private dining room, the William B. and Catherine Graham Room

Tickets


  • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services
    • No exchange fees
    • Access to the best tickets Lyric has available
    • Last minute exchanges
    • Priority for sold-out performances
    • Personalized assistance with subscription renewals and special requests

Parking


  • Ten complimentary Graham Room Member Premier Expedited Valet Parking vouchers

Invitations


  • Invitation for two to a Grand Benefactor Appreciation Dinner hosted by the General Director
  • Invitation to a Master Class led by Renée Fleming
  • Invitation to attend THREE Lyric Signature Events
  • Invitation to attend recordings of the Ryan Opera Center WFMT radio recitals
  • Friends First Receptions. During the first intermission of selected performances enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • SIX open dress rehearsal passes per season
  • Invitation the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • Priority reservations for Lyric's travel program, Lyric on the Move
  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Reserved seating for two at Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
  • Priority Seating at the Opening Night Gala performance, Final Auditions, and Rising Stars in Concert

Take advantage of the benefits below!

Dining


  • Use of Lyric Opera's private dining room, the William B. and Catherine Graham Room

Tickets


  • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services
    • No exchange fees
    • Access to the best tickets Lyric has available
    • Last minute exchanges
    • Priority for sold-out performances
    • Personalized assistance with subscription renewals and special requests

Parking


  • Ten complimentary Graham Room Member Premier Expedited Valet Parking vouchers

Invitations


  • Invitation for two to attend ALL Lyric Signature Events and mingle with the stars
  • Invitation for two the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park cast party
  • Invitation for two to a Grand Benefactor Appreciation Dinner hosted by the General Director
  • Invitation to a Master Class led by Renée Fleming
  • Invitation to attend recordings of the Ryan Opera Center WFMT radio recitals
  • Friends First Receptions. During the first intermission of selected performances enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation
  • Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting

Concerts and Rehearsals


  • Reserved special seating for two at each of the three open dress rehearsals
  • Invitation for two the Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert

Exclusive Benefits


  • Complimentary admission to a Lyric public Backstage Tour
  • Listing in Lyric's Program Book for one year
  • $10 off coupon at Lyric's Opera Shop
  • Exclusive gift of your choice from select Lyric Opera Merchandise
  • Lyric Opera Membership Card

Priority Seating


  • Reserved seating for two at Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
  • Priority Seating at the Opening Night Gala performance, Final Auditions, and Rising Stars in Concert
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